Topless Protesters Disrupt Woody Allen Jazz Concert in Germany
Published Jul 12, 2017Though Woody Allen still gets steady work in the film industry, the writer and director will forever be followed by allegations that he sexually abused his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old. The decades-old allegations have made the spotlight once again thanks to a group of German protesters.
Last night (July 11), Allen performed at the Hamburg philharmonic with his New Orleans jazz band. During the performance, they were interrupted by two topless women who represented the famed Femen activist group.
The two women tried to read a letter from Dylan Farrow but were dragged offstage before they could. You can watch footage of the disruption below [via The Hollywood Reporter].
The women later read a statement to the German press, which translates as follows:
Although the incident occurred decades ago, Dylan (now 31) is still suffering the consequences. Woody Allen is not just the neurotic and charming director, actor and musician, but a father who likes to stick his finger in his daughter. We'd like to remind the world, and jazz fans, of that fact.
Last year at Cannes, Allen was asked about the sexual abuse allegations. His response was dismissive, as he said, "I have moved so far past that. You know, I never think about it. I work, and that's the end of it for me. I said I was never gonna comment on it again because I could just go on endlessly."